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Henry Dorman
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the 21st district
In office
January 13, 1965 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byLynn E. Stalbaum
Succeeded byJoseph A. Strohl
Member of the Racine County
Board of Supervisors
In office
1956–1958
Personal details
BornSeptember 24, 1916
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
DiedNovember 9, 1998(1998-11-09) (aged 82)
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
Resting placeRacine Jewish Memorial Cemetery
Racine, Wisconsin
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Jean L. Phillips
(m. 1949⁠–⁠1998)
ChildrenRobin
Wendy (LeBell)
Lynne (Reisley)
Heidi (Sweezy)
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
US Army Air Corps Hap Arnold Wings.svg
U.S. Army Air Forces
Years of service1943-1945
Rank
US-O1 insignia.svg
Second Lieutenant
Battles/warsWorld War II

Henry Dorman (September 24, 1916 – November 9, 1998) was an American lawyer and politician. He served in the Wisconsin Senate from 1965 through 1979.

Early life and education

Born in Racine, Wisconsin to Zachary and Eva Dorman, he graduated from William Horlick High School in 1935. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1940. He served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. In 1947, he received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin law school and then practiced law.[1]

Political career

Dorman served on the Racine County Board of Supervisors from 1956 to 1958. In 1965, Dorman was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate as a Democrat.[2] Dorman served for 14 years, but in 1978 Dorman had been indicted earlier in the year for misuse of state telephone credit cards, and was plagued by other controversies, including a nepotism scandal.[3] He was defeated in the 1978 Democratic primary election by Joseph A. Strohl. Strohl went on to succeed Dorman in the Senate.

Family and personal life

Dorman married Jean L. Phillips on May 29, 1949, in Rochester, New York. They had four daughters.[4]

Dorman died at St. Mary's Medical Center, in Racine, at age 82.[5][6][7] His funeral was held at Beth Israel Sinai Temple on September 11, 1998, and he was interred in the Racine Jewish Memorial Cemetery.

Dorman was a member of Beth Israel Sinai Congregation, the Wisconsin and Racine Bar Associations, and the National Society of State Legislators.

Electoral history

Wisconsin 21st District Senate Special Election 1965[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Henry Dorman 8,605 50.29%
Republican Bernard F. Miller 8,506 49.71%
Total votes '17,111' '100.0%'
Democratic hold


References

  1. ^ "Biographical Sketches of Candidates Involved in Election Races Tuesday". The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin. September 7, 1958. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "Racine Democrat Gets Senate Seat". The Daily Telegram. March 10, 1965. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "Former state Senator Henry Dorman dies at 82". Racine Journal Times. November 10, 1998.
  4. ^ "obit-State Senator Henry Dorman". Racine Journal Times. November 10, 1998.
  5. ^ "1999 Wisconsin Senate Joint Resolution 5". January 28, 1999. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "Henry Dorman". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  7. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1966,' Biographical Sketch of Henry Dorman, pg. 27.
  8. ^ Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. "Elections in Wisconsin". The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1966 (Report). State of Wisconsin. p. 754.


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